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Change color on object after 3d extrude and bevel and transform


Question

I have google this but can not find an answer to my specific problem.

I am using Illustrator CC (2015)

I am new to illustrator, but know the basics and am learning as I go along using different tools.

I have created a simple shape:

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and used 3d extrude and bevel and transform. Up to this point I can still change the colour.

I then use the transform effect and expand appearance

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When I re color like in the last image it doesn't change the face. I have tried changing colour of the stroke and fill I just can't figure it out.

What I am trying to do is to have each with a different color.

2015/08/07
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8/7/2015 8:54:00 PM

Accepted Answer

Realize that gradients get rasterized when using the 3D effects.

There's a warning in the 3D dialog window if the art contains a gradient:

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That may be why colors aren't changing -- they are embedded raster images after the 3D effect is applied and expanded.

Don't use gradients in the base object, use flat colors, then apply the 3D, expand, and then change colors.

2015/08/07
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8/7/2015 8:37:00 PM